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Iddison quits Jagex as Gerhard takes CEO role

Former CTO and National Lottery security exec to lead Runescape publisher

Geoff Iddison has resigned from Runescape publisher Jagex, with Mark Gerhard now taking over the position as chief executive officer.

Iddison joined the company in October 2007, after serving as European boss of PayPal. Gerhard has been serving as chief technical officer for the firm since February 2008, and was previously principle security architect for the National Lottery.

"I have enjoyed working for Jagex immensely," commented Iddison. "The business remains at the cutting edge of the videogames industry and its continued growth reflects the strong business model and the high calibre of people within the company."

Gerhard begins his new position on February 2.

"Having the opportunity to build on Jagex's phenomenal success is a great privilege and I'm honoured by the boards’ endorsement,” said Gerhard. "I fully intend to build value for Jagex, our players and our great staff."

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